Melville Davis

(1925 - 1991)

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Melville Davis
1925 - 1991
Born
November 20, 1925
Death
May 1, 1991
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Melville Davis was born on November 20, 1925. He died on May 1, 1991 at 65 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Section RR Site 295 2900 Sheridan Road, in St. Louis, Missouri 63125
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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: PVT
Wars/Conflicts: Korea
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Melville Davis passed away on May 1, 1991 at 65 years of age. He was buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Section RR Site 295, St. Louis, Missouri. He was born on November 20, 1925. We are unaware of information about Melville's family.

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In 1925, in the year that Melville Davis was born, on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1934, at the age of only 9 years old, Melville was alive when on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1956, by the time he was 31 years old, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1974, by the time he was 49 years old, on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

In 1991, in the year of Melville Davis's passing, on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

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